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Free First Saturday: Give and Take

Part of Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Celebrate the many ways artists from different disciples work together. Join us for collaborative art-making, unexpected dance performances, and entertaining gallery experiences.

Art-Making: Random Movements, 10 am–3 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design an origami fortune-teller using action words, colors, and patterns. Play with a friend and create a different dance piece each time.

Performance: SuperGroup, 11:30 am–2 pm

Various locations throughout the Walker
Experience a performance collaboration by SuperGroup—Sam Johnson, Erin Search-Wells and Jeffrey Wells—as they occupy spaces around the Walker in response to the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time.

Tour: Gallery Experiences, 11 am–3 pm

Various galleries
Meet tour guides in the galleries to explore Question the Wall Itself and experience Merce Cunningham: Common Time.

Film: Satie’s “Parade”, 10 am–6 pm

Bentson Mediatheque
In this whimsical animated tale, circus performers, street entertainers, and carnival acts are all trying to attract an audience. The film, based on a ballet by composer Erik Satie, also features some curious sound effects within the music—a tapping typewriter, clanging milk bottles, foghorns, sirens, and more. Directed by Koji Yamamura, 2016, Japan, in French with English subtitles, 15 minutes.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

Program support